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Auditing, Updating Your Hiring Practices and Forms
Thursday, May 29, 2014
If you have attended an HEC seminar or consulted with one of the Council's HR consultants, you have likely been reminded of the importance of periodically auditing and updating your organization's hiring practices and forms
Learn Best Practices for Reducing Workers' Compensation Claim Liability at HEC on June 12
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Managing workers' compensation claims and minimizing the impact of related absences on operations can be challenging. This morning program will expose participants to best practices in handling these claims to reduce
OSHA now referring Untimely Whistleblower Cases to the NLRB
Thursday, May 29, 2014
To address between 300 and 600 whistleblower cases filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the 30-day statute of limitations period each year, OSHA is now referring claimants to the National
Employment Cost Index Data indicates increases in Total Compensation for Civilian Workers
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the first quarter of 2014. Wages and salaries increased 0.3 percent, and benefits increased
Ceridian offers Insight into the ABC's of HR Cloud Technology
Thursday, May 29, 2014
We've all heard the buzz about the cloud and how it is revolutionizing the way our society stores, accesses and uses information. In the HR realm, the cloud is heralded as the solution that will streamline the constantly
Survey Shows Male and Female Workers have Different Views on Wellness and Health
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Employers seeking to develop wellness initiatives that engage employees should consider gender differences in views and behaviors regarding personal health. According to the 2014 Consumer Health Mindset Survey, released by
DCCA Insurance Division to host a Town Hall Meeting/Webinar on ACA's Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) on June 6
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
State Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito will host a town hall meeting to educate Hawaii's small businesses about their options when it comes to health insurance for their employees. Business owners, managers and human
Hawaii Health Connector announces Special Enrollment Period for Current COBRA Participants
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Hawaii Health Connector has announced that individuals who are currently receiving COBRA benefits due to a loss of employment are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). The SEP is time outside of an Open
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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

Pay equity is one of the hottest topics in Human Resources today. It seems like every day there’s a story on pay equity on the news or in various e-newsletters. But what does pay equity really mean? Does pay equity exist already, or how can we create it? Let’s take a look at this sensitive and critical HR topic.

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